Friday, May 14, 2010

B is for Barefooted Snailicide at Midnight

Poor balcony garden. Up until now snails have done this,

and this,

and this.

Turns out old Sid had a lot of babies. And they all seem extra keen to devour plants beginning with the letter B. So tonight, at midnight, when it was lightly drizzling, I put a stop to it all. Well a stop to about .05% of it. With whatever was at hand, which turned out to be my trusty tea mug, clad in my pyjamas and dressing gown but bare footed, I committed balcony garden snailicide. I put the tally at about 2 extra large, 1 large, 5 medium and a few little'uns all squished. Oddly satisfying even if my feet are wet and frozen.


Sue Swift said...

Oh dear. but how did they get up on the balcony? luckily it's one pest that I never have to deal with.

Dan said...

That sucks! Who knew slugs will scale buildings.